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Dr G Arunkumar

Professor and Head of the Department

BSc(MLT), MSc(Med.Microbiology), PhD (Virology)


Official Phone:+91 820 2922718



Membership of Professional Organisations:

  • 2010 - till date, Head ,MCVR, Manipal Academy of Higher Education,Manipal
  • 2008 - till date - Associate Professor, Virology laboratory, Dept. of Microbiology, KMC, Manipal
  • 2003-2008 -Assistant Professor, Virology laboratory, Dept. of Microbiology, KMC, Manipal
  • 1997-2003- Lecturer, Virology laboratory, Dept. of Microbiology, KMC, Manipal
  • 1997-Junior research Fellow (CSIR/NET), Dept of Microbiology, AIIMS, New Delhi

Areas of Interest in teaching

  • Diagnostic Virology
  • Molecular Virology
  • Epidemiology of Viral diseases
  • Viral outbreak investigation
  • Development of diagnostic assays.

Top 5 research publications/ Projects

  • Prevalence of measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella susceptibility among health science students in a University in India. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Vol 56(1), Pg 58-64, 2013 January, Arunkumar G, Vandana KE, Sathiakumar N. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22046. Epub 2012 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 22467356; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3415600.
  • India-experiences, challenges, and lessons learned. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol 56(1), Pg 20-28, January 2013, Bhat HV, Kamath R, Arunkumar G, Delzell E, Tipre M, Upadhyay DK, Sathiakumar N. MPH program at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, doi: 10.1002/ajim.22045. Epub 2012 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 22467350; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3412072.
  • Drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome with human herpesvirus-6 reactivation. Indian Journal of Dermatol Venereol Leprol,  Vol 78(2), Pg 175-7, 2012, Mar-Apr, Riyaz N, Sarita S, Arunkumar G, Sabeena S, Manikoth N, Sivakumar CP. doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.93635. PubMed PMID: 22421649.
  • Role of laboratory in rapid diagnosis of atypical mumps, Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol 14(2), Pg 201-2, Mar-Apr 2010, Vandana KE, Arunkumar G, Bairy I.  PubMed PMID: 20563452.